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Meaning of CONSULT

Pronunciation:  kun'sult

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consult (archaic); "The student should take counsel with himself"
  2. [v]  advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"
  3. [v]  have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
  4. [v]  seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
  5. [v]  when planning or deciding something
  6. [v]  get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
  7. [v]  advise professionally; work as a consultant

CONSULT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: confab, confabulate, confer, confer with, look up, refer, take counsel
 See Also: advise, ask, collogue, consider, consider, counsel, count, debate, deliberate, discuss, do work, enquire, inquire, moot, research, talk over, turn over, weigh, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*sult"\ (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Consulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consulting}.] [L. consultare,
    fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. {Counsel}.]
    To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to
    deliberate together; to confer.
          Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. --Shak.
          All the laws of England have been made by the kings
          England, consulting with the nobility and commons.
  2. \Con*sult"\, v. t.
    1. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for
       information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a
       physician; to consult a dictionary.
             Men fergot, or feared, to consult . . .; they were
             content to consult liberaries.        --Whewell.
    2. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard
       to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
             We are . . . to consult the necessities of life,
             rather than matters of ornament and delight.
    3. To deliberate upon; to take for. [Obs.]
             Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet
             nothing was positively resolved.      --Clarendon.
    4. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to
       contrive. [Obs.]
             Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting
             off many people.                      --Hab. ii. 10.
  3. \Con*sult"\ (? or ?), n.
    1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also,
       the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.]
             The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved
             in smoke.                             --Dryden.
    2. A council; a meeting for consultation. [Obs.] ``A consult
       of coquettes.'' --Swift.
    3. Agreement; concert [Obs.] --Dryden.
Thesaurus Terms
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